There’s A Story in Every Seat

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You may not be a teacher, but as speakers, writers, and leaders, you will connect with people who have distinct stories that have great meaning and emotion attached to them. Each story has a beginning and middle, and that person’s future is still to be told.

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Uncompromising Faith and Unyielding Words

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I love a good story, don’t you? I’ve been reading some Old Testament battle stories, and I love it when God steps in and clearly shows that he is helping armies not just advance, but win! Some of the greatest battles we’ve seen in scripture came this way.

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Overwhelmed? Build a Team

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Stymied by a big vision for your ministry or career? Juggling multiple platform-building activities? Bewildered by a Scripture topic that seems beyond your ability to understand—let alone write or speak about?

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Enough

Enough

Some people outgrow their childhood dreams; mine ended with a single phone call.

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The Encore Season of Life

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The encore season of life is sometimes the best time to sing new songs. This is when many will venture into speaking, writing, and leading because they now have the time and energy to pursue something they’ve wanted to do but didn’t have time for before. There are so many who started things late in life that we’re not even aware of.

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How to Wow a Publisher

How to Wow a Publisher

Because we read hundreds of manuscripts every month, we instinctively know if the author is ready. We recognize stale information or a commentary on the obvious in the first few pages. The topic may have too much competition in the marketplace and in our stable of books. Or the author hasn’t followed the publisher’s guidelines.

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The #1 Social Media Rule

Do you remember the very first sentence in the Rick Warren’s perennial bestseller The Purpose Driven Life? Jot this one down. It’s not about you. That’s how he started his book to help all of us to discover our purpose. And when it comes to social media, guess what? It’s still not about you.

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Persevering with Purpose

Is your life settling into a bit more normalcy? Summer vacations are over, gardening projects have come to a halt, the kids are back in school, or your nest is empty. You finally have time to think longer with less distractions so you can stay the course and persevere on God’s path as you write, speak and lead.

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Step Out of the Boat

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But do you know what makes me lose any fragment of courage? This thought: What if they say yes? What if I really have to stand on that stage and speak to a large crowd?

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